LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/4/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 10 April, 2018
NORFOLK MAKING POTHOLE REPAIRS
Norfolk’s highways department is working on repairing thousands of potholes on the county’s roads, following the bad winter weather.
Well over 3 thousand repairs have been carried out since November…. and there are said to be over 2,300 more potholes still to be fixed.
5,000 potholes have been reported in the last six months, 600 are still to be inspected.
27 patching gangs and four patching machines are out working on the repairs.
SPECIAL SERVICE TO HONOUR FIRST WORLD WAR HERO
A special service has been held near Diss for a local man who died from his injuries during one of the last major battles of the First World War.
The stone-laying service for Norfolk-born Lieutenant Gordon Flowerdew took place at Billingford Church attended by family members.
He was serving in the Canadian army in France, when he led the last great cavalry charge on the Western Front in Picardy.
He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously and the cavalry action was credited with stopping the German offensive in the area.
CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO HELP COUNTY’S LONELY PEOPLE
A new campaign has been launched in Norfolk to provide help for lonely people in the county.
Nearly two and a half million pounds is to be provided to fund the campaign….to develop new ways to address the well-being of people affected by social isolation.
More than 40 thousand people are estimated to be lonely in the county.
The campaign will be organised by several local organisations including Community Action Norfolk and Voluntary Norfolk as part of the county council’s ‘In Good Company’ initiative.
WEEKEND CRASH AT IXWORTH
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision at Ixworth at the weekend, when a van collided with a motorcycle.
The accident happened on the A1088 at the roundabout connecting to the A143.
POLICE WARN OF TELEPHONE SCAM
Suffolk Police have issued a warning about telephone scams, following reports that a number of people have been contacted recently by a caller claiming to be a Metropolitan Police officer.
Fraudsters are typically stating that they have a suspect in custody that has a number of credits cards.
The caller asks on the telephone for their card details to be confirmed over the phone.
These details would never be asked for by the police or your bank.
Football….and plenty of action tonight with Norwich and Ipswich both playing.
Town will be looking to end a run of six games without a win. They’re at home to bottom three side, Barnsley and will be without injured skipper Luke Chambers.
City are away at struggling Sunderland and may rest a number of players against the team that’s joint bottom of the table.
Diss Town also play; they’re away at Leiston Reserves, after a recent improvement in results.